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THE NEWEST PLAYGROUND IN THE KOOTENAYS: Grade 6 students at T.M. Roberts Elementary School are pictured on board the hemisphere climber, one of several new apparati featured at the school’s new playground, which opened to the fun Wednesday. New spring sunshine beamed down upon the “oodle swing,” the “wee-saw,” and 10-swing set and other state-of-the-art devices, which were installed during a playground bee this weekend. The impetus for the new playground was entirely driven by parent volunteers, and got underway three years ago, under the direction of Olivia Besanger, then head of the school’s playground committee, now a Trustee with District 5’s School Board. A grant from the provincial government helped, and parents Kari Pidskalny and Kelly Andersson (pictured above, at the ground-breaking ceremony) spearheaded the final push. Chris Pidskalny and Erik Andersson oversaw the installation last Friday and Saturday.

Three arrested after home invasion in Cranbrook TOWNSMAN STAFF

RCMP responded to a call about a home invasion early Wednesday morning, April 17, at 6:30 a.m. Police said that three young males forced their way into a residence, assaulted two of the occupants, damaged property in the house and made threats before being

forced outside by another resident at which time they fled on foot. RCMP officers and the Police Service Dog Team responded, and by noon had three male suspects in custody. The suspects’ names are not being released at this time. The suspects are being held pending a


bail hearing. The RCMP wanted residents to know that this was not a random act and the suspects were known to the victims. Anyone with more information can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250489-3471 or East Kootenay Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Kimberley mourns loss of Debbie Blais C A RO LYN GR A N T Daily Bulletin

Friends and co-workers of Debbie Blais, who tragically drowned in a pond at Bootleg Gap Golf Course on Sunday, are trying to come to terms with the loss of a woman who was known, and loved, throughout Kimberley. Blais, 55, was a fa-


“I wish I could have tapped into how you do it. How do you see the good in everything?” Dr. Ilona Hale miliar, smiling face at the Kimberley Medical Clinic, where she worked for many years. Dr. Ilona Hale

worked with Blais for years and admired her greatly. “She was that amazing kind of person,” Hale said. “I’ve been thinking of how she would talk about a bad situation and always find something good. But it’s hard to find something good in this.”

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Marimba Muzuva entertained elementary school audiences last week with their happy, hypnotic music. Skylyne Sterk and Kaeden Kreft demonstrate some energetic African dancing at Pinewood School in Cranbrook.


In the story “Missing the links” on Page 1 of the Friday, April 12 Daily Townsman, Shadow Mountain was unintentionally left out of the story about local golf courses. Shadow Mountain plans to open for April 26. The Townsman apologizes for the omission.

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Cranbrook seeking a proper place in the sun City to become 33rd solar community in B.C.; special presentations to be held next week

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Solar is a power source for the future, and not to be left behind, Cranbrook is becoming a solar community. On Monday, Guy Dauncey, founder of the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association and communication director for SolarBC, will be in Cranbrook to give a presentation at the College of the Rockies on the future of solar power and ways Cranbrook can get involved. Dauncey talked to the Townsman Wednesday

about the potential for solar power and what’s holding solar back in B.C. “Cranbrook is becoming the 33rd solar community in B.C.” he said. “I’ll be coming out and doing a 10 minute presentation to council, then a big public presentation on the future of solar.” The designation of a solar community allows the city to help develop solar energy programs. He described a solar revolution going on in the world. For instance, since the year

2000, there has been a 7,000 per cent increase in use of solar equipment, which he noted had its similarities with the rise of cell phones. When compared to Germany, however, the onset of solar power generation in B.C. seems to be a slow process. When it comes to generation into energy, it is. That’s known as photovoltaic. He said this has mostly to do with the costs of power. In B.C. we pay on average eight cents per kilowatt/hour, while in Germany they pay

around 30 cents per kw/h. The cost of solar power is comparable in both places, but the payback is much quicker in Germany. “In places like Germany, they’re getting a payback that’s close to four times faster than here in B.C.,” he said. “The fact that we have very cheap hydro power is causing us to be one of the last to the global solar banquet.” On the other hand, solar thermal, which uses the heat of the sun, rather than the light, is more feasible to im-

plement, as it can be used to heat water for the shower or in some cases, your whole home. “For solar voltaic, you need a global energy price of about 20-40 cents per kw/h for it to make sense financially,” he said. “You’re still paying twice or three times what you would for regular energy.” Canadian Rockies International Airport recently had a solar hot water system installed on the roof of the main building.

“It uses the heat of the sun to preheat water that is otherwise heated by natural gas,” he said. Other communities are installing solar-powered traffic lights, street lights, garbage compactors and solar-heated swimming pools. Dauncey said in the meantime solar voltaic won’t hit mainstream affordability until 2027. The public meeting is Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the College of the Rockies.

An evening of excellence

Chamber of Commerce preparing for awards night A r n e P e t rys h e n

Saturday, the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce will be holding “An Evening of Excellence,” an event to honour and celebrate businesses in the community. The event, held at the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino, features dinner and an award ceremony hosted by radio personality Kyla Cornish and firefighter D’arcy Kennedy. Karin Penner, from the Chamber, said the event has been going on for a number of years now. “Once a year we take time to honour and

thank the business community for outstanding support to the community,” Penner said. The evening is initiated by the Chamber with the purpose of not only honouring the nominees of awards, but all of the business community. “There were several nominations that were all shortlisted by sponsors and committee people,” she said. Each award for a sector of the business community has different criteria. The night will also feature a performance by CBC Searchlight fi-

nalist The Good Ol’ Goats. “We were really happy about that,” she said. The event is being held in the Pavilion and for dinner, St. Eugene will be serving its Asian buffet. The event begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. and awards following that. “We’re expecting between 180 and 200 people,” she said. “It’s a big event.” Funds raised from the event are used towards Chamber projects. For more information go to

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The Cranbrook Lions Club has donated a bench to the City of Cranbrook. The bench is located at Western Financial Place and complements the park area which includes the Generations Playground, the Generations Garden and the Seniors’ Fitness Park. This multi-generational area was developed to bring children, youth, families and seniors together. Chris New (centre), Director of Leisure Services, accepts a $800 cheque to cover the cost of the bench from Lions Al Manjak (left) and Lyal Nelson.

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Cranbrook and District Arts Council (CDAC) is pleased to announce a new administrator, Helen Duckworth. Duckworth comes to CDAC with a BA in History of Art and an impressive history of gallery experience, and event planning. And oh… if you would like to practice French or Japanese, come on down and try out your fluency. Among the first things that Duckworth will be involved with is to assist with the lively variety show that is being prepared in celebration of CDAC’s 40th Anniversary. This event will take place on May 17 at the

Ktunaxa gymnasium and is the kick-off for a fabulous exciting event that will take place later this summer. Tickets are on sale now at the CDAC office and at Lotus Books. $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are free. The next big event that Duckworth will undertake is CDAC’s annual Vis-Arts exhibition which is an adjudicated exhibition. This exhibition will open on May 7 with a reception on May 9 at 7p.m. Deadline for entries is Friday, May 3, at 3

p.m. For more information contact the CDAC office. Once Duckworth is settled into her new position, we look forward to her organizing workshops for all the art disciplines, fabulous receptions for the upcoming exhibitions and special events like the exhibition for Sam Steele Days, including an update to our website. Duckworth will take over the permanent position on April 30, replacing Lyndell Classon, and her assistant Anke Brander, both who car-

ried CDAC through difficult changes that we experienced. Brander will continue on as a resource person to provide relief coverage and assist where necessary. We will miss Classon, but we look forward to the excitement that Duckworth brings to CDAC. Our office hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are located at #104 135 10th Ave S (corner of 10th Ave and 2nd Street S). To contact us call 250-4264223 or visit us at www. Courtesy Louise Selby

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Runway Recyclables: The MBSS annual Trashion show puts a new twist on haut couture.

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Mount Baker Secondary School art students are once again sewing up odds and ends to create unique items of fashion, or in this case “trashion.” That’s because the third annual Trashion Fashion Show is coming up Monday, April 22, which is also Earth Day. Students from grades 10, 11 and 12 will be participating in the show, which features clothing made from recycled items. The clothing will be modelled by students from the local elementary schools. Cheryl Wilkinson, art teacher at Mount Baker Secondary, said the show is put together in the spirit of Earth Day, which is where the idea behind the re-use of materials came in. It is a chance to show what can be done with the recycled materials. “It’s a really exciting project,” Wilkinson said. “It’s not an original idea by any means, but it’s always something the art students for the most part look forward to.” Some of the unique outfits to look forward to seeing are a comic strip outfit, a bike tire prom dress and a wedding dress made out of an old drape. Wilkinson said that any age can do the project, but high school students can really take off with it. She explained that it is larger this year, as the first year it only included Grade 12 students, the second, Grade 11 and 12. “That really upped it to more than 100 outfits,” she said. “It requires them to really think outside the box.” Wilkinson promises the event will be a theatrical display that will be entertaining. It features original music, singing and a pretend prom. Trashion Fashion is Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Tamarack Centre stage near Winners. Organizers note that the rest of the mall will be closed, with the Winners entrance being the only way in.

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Kootenay-Koocanusa area to get Fish & Wildlife program

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A new program will help protect and enhance fish, wildlife and habitats in and around Koocanusa Reservoir and its tributaries in the Kootenay River system thanks to a $3 million commitment from Columbia Basin Trust. The support will be going toward the creation of the Kootenay-Koocanusa Fish and Wildlife Program, which will help to enhance the environmental health of the area. The program will be delivered by the regionally based Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. “Through a variety of consultation processes, Basin residents have identified a program like this to be a priority for the region,” said Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust President and CEO. “Support has been overwhelming, so we’re pleased to be able to partner with the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program to make the idea come to fruition.” The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program has a long history of delivering similar

programs elsewhere in the Basin and the province, and has a delivery framework already in place. The existing program, which is funded by BC Hydro, is managed through a partnership with the Province of British Columbia and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to conserve and enhance fish, wildlife and their supporting habitats affected by the creation of BC Hydro owned and operated generation facilities in the Coastal, Columbia and Peace regions of British Columbia. By building on this existing framework, cost savings can be realized and an effective, integrated approach can be taken for delivering this new program. “The Fish and Wildlife Program Board welcomes this opportunity to work with Columbia Basin Trust and strengthen our partnership. We are looking forward to the planning process and hearing from local community members and First Nations to develop and deliver an Action Plan that will benefit fish and wildlife in this area,”

said Dave White, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Board member representing the East Kootenays. Koocanusa Reservoir was created by the construction of Libby Dam in Montana, one of the Columbia River Treaty dams. While the other Canadian reservoirs created by the Columbia River Treaty have fish and wildlife compensation programs in place, there is no water licence associated with Libby Dam issued by the Province of B.C., so there is currently no fish and wildlife compensation program associated with the historical footprint impacts of Koocanusa Reservoir in Canada. The new Kootenay-Koocanusa program will cover an area of more than 20,000 square kilometres, including the Kootenay River drainage and associated tributaries within Canada, such as the Elk, Bull, St. Mary’s, Lussier, White and Wigwam rivers and the Koocanusa Reservoir itself. See the map at


Koocanusa Reservoir, created by the construction of Libby Dam in Montana, will soon have a program to help protect and enhance fish, wildlife and habitats. gramMap. The next steps are to develop a Kootenay-Koocanusa Watershed Action Plan that will set goals, outcomes and proposed activities. The development of this Action Plan will be guided by a strategic planning working group made up of representatives from Columbia Basin Trust, the Fish and Wildlife Compensation board, provincial government agencies, First Nations, local governments, industry and community groups within the geographic area.

Blais mourned in Kimberley Continued from page 1 Hale says maybe one positive thing is that everyone who knew Blais can learn from the way she lived her life. “She left us so much in that example. I was so privileged to be around her for so long. “I wish I could have talked to her more about it, I wish I could have tapped into how you do it. How do you see the good in ev-

erything? How do you see good in chemotherapy? “I want to just try to keep her alive that way, to be more like Deb.” Blais battled breast cancer this past year with that same optimism. Other friends are remembering her on Facebook as “a bright, kind, wonderful soul” and remember hearing her sing, and curling and golfing with her.

Blais was awarded as Employee of the Year by the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce at the business awards two years ago, a very popular win. A funeral service for Debbie Blais will be held this Saturday, April 20 at McKim Theatre, at 2 p.m. “I don’t think McKim Theatre will be big enough,” Hale said. “I don’t know a single person who didn’t love her. It’s just so hard.”

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obbing, disheartened and depressed, Virginia Steele felt she had made the biggest mistake of her life. After years of teaching elementary school, Steele enrolled in UCLA to obtain a master’s in library science. Right before graduating in 1964, she heard about something called ‘Freedom Summer’—a campaign being launched in Mississippi in order to assist African-Americans register to vote. Part of this campaign would include the establishment of ‘Freedom Libraries,’ a chance for the majority of Mississippi citizens to have meaningful contact with books and reading. Steele wrote to the organizers of Freedom Summer, and expressed her willingness to help out. If they were in need of any professional library assistance, “I am sure I can get some pretty good help from the teachers here at the library school.” She heard from them a few weeks later, but it wasn’t a thank-you note. “We were very glad to find that a professional librarian is joining the Mississippi Summer Project. We would like to ask you to be in charge of one of these Freedom Libraries for the summer.” As she read in disbelief, the letter’s P.S. drove the message home, “bring some 3x5 cards with you.” Having not yet graduated and having never even worked in a library, Steele somehow found herself driving to Mississippi. Her last exam at graduate school was on the history of printing, not on setting up a library. The Freedom Summer organizers had her read four books in preparation: ‘The Souls of Black Folk’ by W.E.B. Dubois; ‘The Mind of the South’ by J.W. Cash; ‘The Other America’ by Michael Harrington; and ‘Killers of the Dream’ by Lillian Smith. She also attended Civil Rights training, which included self-defence against violence. “Image how I felt,” she wrote to

friends back home, “while I was learning how to drop on the ground to protect my face, my ears, and my breasts, I was asked to coordinate all the libraries in the entire project. I wanted to cry.” Steele arrived in Greenville, Mississippi in early June. The site for the library was an apartment located above a beauty salon and shoe repair store. She had no MIKE’S sooner arrived than she BOOKNOTES was startled by a huge bang. The books had arMike rived (20,000 books were Selby donated by civil rights volunteers, teachers, publishers, authors, schools, book stores and libraries from all over North America). The books were supposed to get there ahead of her, but the delivery truck’s tires had been repeatedly slashed. Also, one of the trucks had been seized and the driver arrested on a phoney charge of transporting stolen goods. The drivers were understandably terrified and emptied the boxes onto the street before speeding away. But a human chain soon formed, and people of all ages—including a local drunk who could barely stand—helped get the books into the new library. Besides this act of community benevolence, Steele found it very hard to be there. The heat (38°) was unbearable, and someone had walked off with her wallet. Two other Freedom Libraries had been bombed, and one was burned to the ground. Over in Meridian news was worse. A school teacher named Rita Schwerner had come from New York with her husband Mickey to set up a Freedom Library. But now Rita’s husband was missing (Mickey Schwerner was abducted and murdered along with two other civil rights workers in what became a landmark case). To combat her feelings of distress, Steele made a rubber stamp which read “Freedom Library –Read for Fun – Read to Learn – Read for Freedom.” She then began to catalogue all of the donated books.

Membership cards were more problematic, so she decided to just to write each person’s name down and which book they borrowed. Because the literacy rate in Mississippi at the time was abysmally low, Steele didn’t separate easy-readers from adult books, so as not to cause undue embarrassment. There would also be no fines for overdue books. Not only did she not want to discourage anyone not returning to the library in fear of fines, but a book not returned was felt to be doing more good than it would be sitting on a shelf. A strange fact of history is that Mississippi had already desegregated its public libraries by the time Freedom Libraries began to appear. The problem was this was done so quietly most African-Americans didn’t know this had happened. Then there was the unbelievable psychological courage it would take to test this. Anyone who happened to make it through the front doors of a public library would find a collection not suited to them. These libraries did not contain African-American history, or art, or contributions to science and medicine, or civil rights, or even any fiction written by African-Americans. They also lacked books for adults who had not had the opportunity to develop a high reading level. For Freedom Libraries, these subjects were their entire reason for existing. By the end of that long American summer, over 60 Freedom Libraries appeared all across Mississippi. By the fall, they were all gone. Libraries need to be funded by tax dollars; donations and volunteers will only go so far. Steele was asked once if all her work in Mississippi was worth it. Her answer: “One day I saw two little girls pulling some obsolete books out of a waste can where some sorter had put them. ‘I’m goin’ a make me a library of my own,’ said the one who began the salvage operation.” Steele added to her collection. Mike Selby is Reference Librarian at Cranbrook Public Library.

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Pictured, left to right: BC AMTA Program Coordinator Robin Mann, Program Manager and Instructor Suzanne Pederson, students Darren Williams, Shaylene Osborne and Jesse Thomas and Program Coach Dale Pound.

College celebrates introduction to trades grads Submit ted

On Friday, April 12 participants in an Introduction to Trades program at College of the Rockies celebrated their graduation. Shaylene Osborne, Darren Williams, Jesse Thomas and Ashley Casimer all successfully completed the 11week program. The training, a partnership between College of the Rockies and the British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association (BC AMTA) was part of

BC AMTA’s mandate to recruit, assess and train Aboriginal candidates for careers in the mining sector. Participants were given the opportunity to spend two weeks in each of five trades – Carpentry, Electrical, Heavy Duty/Automotive Mechanics, Welding and Millwright where they were able to benefit from practical knowledge and experience. Students also received training in first aid, forklift operation, fall protection, Work-

place Hazardous Materials Information System and Transportation of Dangerous Goods. College of the Rockies’ Trades Department Head Kim Buchan says, “The program instructors were impressed with this group of students as they were very motivated and hard-working. We hope that the exposure they received to the different trades programs the College offers will aid in their career path decisions.” As indication of the success

of the program, all four graduates are looking to continue their training in various Trades at College of the Rockies. “Helping candidates to move forward in their lives and to achieve success is our goal. We are so proud of these four individuals and all they have achieved,” noted BC AMTA Program Manager and Instructor Suzanne Pederson. For more information go to or www.cotr.

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Restoring faith in humanity This is the latest in a series of submissions from Carrie Blais’s Creative Writing class at Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook.


By Jessic a Zulps

e thrive on sadness. There is so much bad publicity these days, there’s barely any time for the good things that happen in our world. Headlines are roaring with deaths, shootings, bullying, and destruction. Society gobbles up all the bad news they can get; humanity thrives upon other’s sorrow. There’s a German word that sums it up nicely, schadenfreude, which roughly means getting pain from other’s misfortune; and isn’t that truly what we do? I work in retail, and I’ve decided that it’s time we shine some light on good things that happen in our community. A customer of mine was telling me of some hardships he’d undergone recently, and warned me that is was likely he’d have to put a couple things back on the shelf in order to afford everything. It really tugged at my heartstrings to see someone many years older than me, struggling just to live life. I realized at that moment that I’m lucky to have everything I do in my life, and I’m sure the people in line behind this man were thinking exactly the same thing. To my surprise, when my customer realized he had to put some items back, the man behind him in line pulled out some money and handed it to him – without even thinking about reimbursement or benefit to himself.

It really amazed me to know that there are some people in this town — on this earth — that are completely heartless and will do anything to help someone who is struggling. It made my day to witness this act of kindness, and I’m sure it made my customers entire year to be the receiver of such a selfless gift. People like him act from the bottom of their heart, and their kindness will have such a lasting impact on all that they come in contact with. We really need to take time to focus on the good in the world, instead of putting all the bad in the spotlight. Although many will say we are un-sacrificing beings, we all still have the ability to act for the wellness of others. Helping others doesn’t just mean with money, so acts of kindness can still be carried out from the heart, not just the pocket. Whether it’s mowing someone else’s lawn, or helping to carry groceries, every little thing would help. People have no idea the outcome their act of kindness will have on the recipient’s life, or on their own. Since what goes around tends to come around, by doing good for others, good will often come your way as well. The ratio of ‘bad news’ articles to ‘good news’ articles is hugely disproportionate. Although tragic events make for good stories, the papers shouldn’t be filled to the brim with merely just catastrophic deal-

ings. Everyone needs a good dose of philanthropic news, and perhaps if people were more exposed to stories such as those it would result in a more caring, benevolent community as a whole. No harm can possibly come from doing good for others, and if we all start to think about our peers as opposed to just ourselves we could really start to turn the world around. Although we shouldn’t spend all of our time focusing on others and using up all of our resources and energy on other people, we also shouldn’t squander all our time on ourselves. There is a balance that can be found, and if that stability is found I believe it is true that our community would thrive. I just gave one example of a selfless act, but there are many more that we all could do just to contribute in turning someone’s day around; and since helping others doesn’t have to involve money like in my example, there is no excuse for not taking time out of our days to lend a helping hand. We, as a community, can help change our world one step at a time just by helping others. By focusing less on ourselves, and a little more on others, we really can help change some lives. Acts of kindness can brighten lives, and even make ourselves feel better in the process. Jessica Zulps is a student at Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook..

UPCOMING Jubilee Chapter #64, OES, will be meeting at 7:30 PM, Monday, April 22, 2013. All members are invited to attend and meet the new slate of officers. The Cranbrook Early Years Fair. Monday, April 22 from 9 am to noon at Gordon Terrace Elementary–facepainting, balloon fun with PT the Clown, storytime, play space for kids 0-5 years old, info about programs for families for parents. Theresa at 250-9196499 or Kimberley District Heritage Society/Museum meeting April 23rd at 7 pm in the Museum/library building. Please Use REAR ENTRANCE. Members and Public Welcome! Whoa! Did y’all hear? Kimberley Gymnastics is having a Family Fundraiser BARN Dance! Grab your Cowboy Hat n’ Boots & Come On Down for a Kickin’ Good Ole Time! Music, Dancing, Drinks n’ Grub! Yer in fer Good Old fashioned Family Fun! Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Kimberley Elks Club, 6:00 to 10:00 pm Have Camera Will Travel.... Join Kaity Brown for her travelogue presentation “Exploring Ancient Temples and Ashrams in India” at Centre 64 on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm. Admission by donation. Proceeds to Kimberley Arts Council & Expansion Project. 2013 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, May 1st, 5:00-6:00 PM is sponsored by Kootenay Monument Installations. Cranbrook Legion, Neil Diamond Tribute Show featuring Joey Purpura. May 2nd 2013, 8 pm. Tickets in the Club room. Info: 250426-4512. Scotiabank MS Walk - Sunday May 5. Register at, call 1-800-268-7582 or contact Cyndie at 250-426-0020. Enjoy a great day in The Fight Against MS. Volunteers are also welcomed. Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society holds its third “Evening to Remember” fundraiser 7:00 pm, May 5, 2013 at Idlewild Park. Further information at or call 250-417-2019 or toll free 1-855-417-2019. 2013 FREE FAMILY SWIM Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00-7:00 PM is sponsored by RCMP Speed Watch. Children 18 years & under must be accompanied by an adult. ONGOING The Compassionate Friends meet 2nd Tuesday each month at 4:00pm at the East Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral Boardroom (in the Baker Street Mall parking lot) Info: call Laura @ 250 489-1000/Diane @ 250 489-0154 Do you have the desire to stop eating compulsively? OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (a 12-Step Program) meets Tuesdays from 7-8 pm at Cranbrook United Church, 2-12 S. S., downstairs. Contact: The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving “The Quality Of Life” for all seniors. To become a member contact Ernie Bayer, ph 604-576-9734, fax 604-576-9733, email The Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society seeks volunteers to help us provide services to persons at the end of life and their families. Training is provided. Call 250-417-2019, Toll Free 1-855-417-2019 if interested. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24; Friday Meat Draw: 4:30- 6:30, Saturday Meat Draw: 3:30-5:30. Cranbrook Quilters’ Guild hold their meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month at 7:15 pm upstairs in Seniors Hall, 125-17th Ave. S. All skill levels welcome. FMI Betty 250-489-1498 or June 250-426-8817. Mark Creek Lions “Meet and Greet” the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, from 6:00-6:30 pm. Dinner to follow at Western Lodge. FMI: 250-427-5612 or 427-7496. The Cranbrook Senior Floor Curling is looking for new members. Curling is Monday and Wednesday afternoons, upstairs in the Curling Rink. Info: Dave at 250-426-5387. KIMBERLEY North Star Quilters meet 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7pm downstairs Centennial Hall, 100 4th Avenue. Everyone welcome. Info: Carol at 250-427-7935 or Joan at 250-427-4046. Learn to Fish @ Kootenay Trout Hatchery! Come on out to the hatchery pond for this opportunity – great for all ages. Call now to book a session (250) 429-3214. Open now through the end of August! Tours also available. Tai Chi Moving Meditation every Wednesday 3-4 pm at Centre 64. Starts November 7th. Call Adele 250-427-1939. Special Olympics BC – Kimberley/Cranbrook now has an Active Start! Active Start is for children with intellectual disabilities ages 2-6, teaching basic motor skills through fun, positive experiences.Thursdays, 10-11am at Kimberley Aquatic Centre ** Transportation available. Call Julia 427.3324 or Cyra 250.919.0757 Registration for Cranbrook Minor Ball is available online at and at Player’s Bench until the end of March 2013. Cranbrook Senior Centre, Branch 11 holding their meetings every third Thursday a month. 1:30pm at the hall. We always welcome new members. Place your notice in your “What’s Up?” Community Calendar FREE of charge. This column is intended for the use of clubs and non-profit organizations to publicize their coming events — provided the following requirements are met: • Notices will be accepted two weeks prior to the event. • All notices must be emailed, faxed or dropped off in person. 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Raptors beat Celtics to finish NBA season LORI E WING Canadian Press

TORONTO, Ontario The Toronto Raptors prefer to think of this as a beginning rather than an ending. To be continued next season. DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points as the Raptors beat the playoff-bound Boston Celtics 114-90 in their season finale Wednesday. The victory capped a roller-coaster season that saw Toronto stagger out to a horrible 4-19 start but win the seventh of its last eight games to finish 34-48. “(The strong finish) gives guys some momentum going in (to the off-season), feel good about themselves, understanding why we’re telling them to work on certain things,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “It means a lot for the organization, for us, to get a good feel for what we can do when guys are tied in, in a good rhythm.” Rudy Gay added 19 points, while Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and Alan Anderson finished with 16. Jordan Crawford scored 16 points to top

Boston (41-40). Paul Pierce had 11 first-half points, and took the second half off to rest up for the playoffs, in which the seventh-place Celtics take on the New York Knicks in the opening round. Kevin Garnett didn’t play (sore left ankle). The Raptors drained 12 three-pointers and led for most of the night, taking a 96-70 lead into the fourth quarter in front of 17,690 Air Canada Centre fans - about 2,000 shy of a sellout. By the time Landry Fields went up for a dunk with two minutes left that put Toronto up by 27, both teams had their reserves on the floor and many fans had already left the building. The Raptors had been mathematically eliminated two weeks earlier, sending them into the off-season without a playoff appearance for the fifth consecutive year. Gay, acquired in the mid-season trade that sent Jose Calderon to Detroit, addressed the crowd before the game thanking fans for their support. “Wait for next year,” Gay told them.

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REPRESENTING CRANBROOK: Sean Kiedyk, Trevor Van Steinberg and Garreth Osmar were three of 160 1998-born boys who tried out for 50 spots on the Okanagan/Kootenay Region team. There are four regions; others are North, Lower Mainland and the Island/North Coast. In total, 600 U-16 boys tried out in all four regions. 160 made it and will all meet in Salmon Arm on Thursday, where they’ll be divided up jamboree style into eight teams to play for the BC Cup over the following three days.

Local football player makes provincial team Jeremy Stewart will suit up with other B.C. players to challenge a team out of Alberta

TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

A Mount Baker Secondary School football player has made a B.C. squad that will face off against their Albertan counterparts for an inter-provincial game in Kelowna in May. Jeremy Stewart, a Grade 11 athlete, who played as the high school quarterback last season, made the cut at a recent camp in Kelowna, and will join a team made up of 90 players to face a team made up of stars from Alberta. Stewart, a natural wide-receiver who played quarterback with the Wild last year, went down to Kelowna

with three other MBSS teammates in March to give it his best shot at the camp, and ended up earning a spot on the roster. “I was actually pretty nervous,” said Stewart. “I didn’t think it was going to go through, but it did and after that, I got an invite to another All-Star game in Seattle, and another camp in Seattle.” The camp in Seattle is the Football University, an invitation-only event for serious football players that want to push their abilities to a higher level. Kelowna’s tryout had 50 players trying out for the squad, while Van-

couver had another tryout that featured roughly 100 athletes. Stewart has been playing the sport since he was in Grade 8, starting with the Rocky Mountain Rams for two years playing in a few different roles. His family moved to Kelowna where he played wide-receiver with the Kelowna Secondary School Owls, before relocating back to Cranbrook. “Going there was a huge change, just coming from Cranbrook where football isn’t big at all to the Okanagan, where it’s quite a bit bigger,” said Stewart. He joined up with

the Wild football team last year, intending to play as a receiver, but head coach Steve Lightfoot had other ideas. Stewart said he was running a drill as a receiver and threw the ball back to the quarterback, which got Lightfoot’s attention, and he decided to approach Stewart about playing a new role. “He matured a lot last year in that position,” said Lightfoot. “I think it was his first year as a quarterback and there are some growing pains whenever you try something new, but by the end of the season, he was calling the plays in the huddle more than

I was calling from the sidelines.” The Wild football program has grown over the years, but numbers have still been a little shy of what Lightfoot and his coaching counterparts would like to see, which is one of the reasons Stewart ended up in the QB spot. However, Stewart still prefers to play wide-receiver, and his skill at the position is apparent to Lightfoot. “He’s a natural wide-receiver,” Lightfoot said. “He’s tall, he’s fast, he can catch the ball. He’s not scared to hit. He has those characteristics.”

Blue Jays offense struggles in 7-0 loss to White Sox L ARRY MILLSON Canadian Press

TORONTO - Yet another loss by the Toronto Blue Jays has their manager disappointed and at a loss for excuses. The Blue Jays dropped nine of their first 15 games after losing 7-0 Wednesday to the Chicago White Sox, a result that manager John Gibbons found disheartening.

“We haven’t really put it together yet, it’s frustrating,” said Gibbons. “The guys are trying. It’s one of those things, you’ve just go to fight through it. You can’t say it’s early anymore, really.” Catcher Tyler Flowers hit a three-run home run in the second inning and Jose Quintana pitched 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win of the season as the

White Sox (7-8) won their second in a row over the Blue Jays (6-9) after winning the opener of the four-game series Monday. Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ (2-1) allowed six hits, including two home runs, and five runs in 5 2-3 innings to take his first loss in three starts and end a string of four consecutive quality starts by the Blue Jays in

front of a crowd of 15,684 at Rogers Centre. Injuries have been a problem for the Blue Jays who will try for a series split Thursday. They played their third game in a row without right-fielder Jose Bautista, who has a sore back and is listed as day-to-day. Shortstop Jose Reyes is out for about three months with a severely sprained ankle.

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Sports Ruff to coach Canada at world hockey championship Donna Spencer Canadian Press

CALGARY - The last man to coach Canada to a medal at the men’s world hockey championship is back behind the bench. Hockey Canada named Lindy Ruff the country’s head coach for the 2013 world championship May 3-19 in Stockholm and Helsinki. Ruff coached Canada to a silver medal at the 2009 world championship. Canada lost 2-1 to Russia in the final in Bern, Switzerland, and hasn’t finished in the top three since then. Ruff was also an associate coach for Mike Babock on Canada’s 2010 gold-medal Olympic team. “I had two great experiences working with Team Canada and really want to make this a third,” Ruff said Wednesday in Calgary. Ruff was available to coach Canada because the Buffalo

Sabres fired him Feb. 20. The 53-year-old from Warburg, Alta., was in his 16th season behind Buffalo’s bench and the NHL’s longest-serving coach when he was sacked. Ruff is Buffalo’s winningest coach with a record of 571-432-162. Unaccustomed to idleness, Russ seemed relieved to have a hockey job again. “It may be a little hard for you guys to understand, but when you’re in it for that many years and you’ve been in the grind for that many years and all of a sudden you’re out, that’s a bad place to be,” Ruff said. “It’s a tough place to be. “There’s days you feel lost. It’s a lonely feeling. There’s been some good in it, not a lot, but I’m excited to get back going again.” Doug Shedden will be one of Ruff’s assistant coaches with the rest of the coaching staff to be named within a

week. The coaches and the Canadian men’s team management group, headed by Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, will soon start inviting players to wear the Maple Leaf. Canada opens the tournament in Stockholm on May 4 against Denmark. “Over the course of the next five or six days, we’ll reach out to players who might be available,” Yzerman said. “We wouldn’t contact anybody prior to their team being officially eliminated.” Canada’s world championship team is traditionally comprised of players whose NHL teams didn’t make the playoffs or were eliminated in the first round. Assembling this year’s roster is complicated by the NHL lockout, which pushed the

end of the regular season to April 27 for all teams except the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins, who finish on the 28th. If players depart April 30 and arrive in Stockholm May 1, that gives them just two days before their opening game. Ruff pointed out the lockout-shortened season of 48 games has its advantages. “On a short season, players will still want to go and play,” he said. “It hasn’t been an 82-game grind. Most of these players have come off something that’s disappointing and you would hope they’d like to take part in something that could be very rewarding.” Players won’t have time to mull over an invitation to the world championship or relax for long before getting back in the game, so the world championship will be a natural ex-

Oilers start looking toward the future John Korobanik Canadian Press

EDMONTON - With their playoff hopes virtually ended, Edmonton head coach Ralph Krueger said the Oilers must use their final six games to learn valuable lessons for the future. The day after their sixth straight loss, Krueger admitted the team “still didn’t have the foundation” to truly be a playoff team this year and the players now must focus their attention on upcoming seasons. “It’s now having to understand what we do in this final stretch, this is very, very important for us heading into the future,” the first-year head coach said Thursday. “To play teams that are division champions, three of them a is a huge test of our character. It’s going to be very import-

ant to look these division champions in the eye and try to understand in every single game what we’re missing. And try to play these teams even up. “We have the opportunity to really learn lessons that will take us into the summer so we can begin immediately, one day after the season, working on where we can get better, what is this gap (between themselves and division champions) about.” The Oilers were in eighth place and riding a five-game winning streak two weeks ago but have lost their last six to fall to 12th in the western conference, eight points out of a playoff spot. They travel to Denver to play Colorado Friday night before returning home for four of their final five games, four of those against di-

vision leaders Vancouver, Anaheim (twice) and Chicago. Edmonton’s home record is the third worst in the NHL at 8-8-4. Coming after the Oilers appeared on its way to achieving a major goal of making the playoffs, the losing streak has been shocking for the players and the coaching staff. “We were totally on plan at Game 35,” Krueger said. “You get to Game 35 everything worked out, with all the setbacks we had a. so to be where we are today is why it’s difficult to regroup. We reached quite high, from 29th place, to truly believe the possibility of making the playoffs and to have that taken away the reality is extremely painful. And it should be painful and we should feel that.” Krueger said it’s vital

the players and management figure out why they were a playoff team at the 35-game mark and also-rans six games later. “What happened to us, why didn’t we have the energy to sustain that? Why didn’t we play those games in Vancouver and L.A. at a different level and figure out what that gap is, how we can close that gap?” Shawn Horcoff and Ryan Smyth have suffered through the agony of a lot of Edmonton’s non-playoff seasons this will be their seventh straight - and both admit this may be the most disappointing of them all. Horcoff, the team captain in his 11th season with the Oilers, said this year has “probably been the toughest because we were right there six games ago.”

Harper getting to know new Lions team Monte Ste wart Canadian Press

SURREY, B.C. - Justin Harper will not be striking any Superman poses for the B.C. Lions this season. In other words, Harper has no intention of imitating Geroy Simon, the former face of the franchise, who bulges his biceps like the comic book character every time he scores a touchdown. “I look at it as I was acquired for (being) Justin Harper,” he said after working out in a Lions mini-camp Wednesday. “Whatever (Simon)

wanted, wherever he wanted to go, that was out of my control. “I look at it like: I was made to come in here. He was a great guy out here, but it’s my turn now to come out here and show what I can do.” Harper was acquired in the trade that sent Simon, the former face of the B.C. franchise, to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in January after the CFL’s all-time leading receiver declined the pay cut and limited playing time that the Lions proposed. Rather than posing if he scores

a touchdown, Harper will kneel in prayer, thankful for an opportunity with the Lions after he was deemed expendable in Saskatchewan and the NFL. The 28-year-old native of Catawba, N.C., is entering his second CFL season after he had nine catches last year for 95 yards with the Roughriders, but spent most of the season on the practice roster. “It didn’t go the way I wanted it to go,” he said of his debut CFL season. “But, hey, I’m out here where a team definitely wants me.”

tension of their season. “You don’t have three weeks to think about whether you want to go to the worlds,” Ruff said. “You haven’t been off and you’re not going to sit around and say ‘can you give me a week to make this decision?”’ The NHL’s post-season starts April 30. With a 25-man roster to work with, Yzerman says two goalies, seven defencemen and 13 forwards will be invited from NHL teams that didn’t make the playoffs. He expects to keep one or two positions open as insurance against injury, but says he’s unlikely to add players after the first round of the NHL playoffs. “We don’t have the option of waiting until after the first round,” Yzerman explained. “Right now, our intention is to pick the team from players who are all from non-playoff teams.

“Just the way the tournament sets up, it will be difficult after the first round to get players there and have time settle into the team, get used to the time change and be effective.” The world championship prior to a Winter Olympics is both an Olympic tryout for players and a scouting opportunity for team management. Another wrinkle, however, is the NHL has yet to confirm its participation in Sochi, Russia, next February. But Ruff believes players will still be motivated to accept an invitation to raise their Olympic stock. “If you turn it down . . . I think you are putting yourself at a disadvantage,” Ruff said. “If you go and have a great worlds and help a team win a gold medal or win a medal or have a tremendous tournament, it just puts you in a lot better light for what’s coming up in the future.”

Real Madrid overtakes Manchester United as most valuable soccer club: Forbes Associated Press

NEW YORK - Real Madrid passed Manchester United as the most valuable soccer team in Forbes’ annual estimates. Forbes valued Real Madrid at $3.3 billion in rankings released Wednesday, up from last year’s estimate of $1.88 billion. Manchester United, which had been No. 1 since Forbes started the list in 1994, was second at $3.17 billion, a 42 per cent increase. Barcelona was third at $2.6 billion,

followed by Arsenal ($1.33 billion), Bayern Munich ($1.31 billion), AC Milan ($945 million), Chelsea ($901 billion), Juventus ($694 million), Manchester City ($689 million) and Liverpool ($651 million). AC Milan was the only team among the top 10 estimated to decline in value over the past year, dropping 4 per cent. Earlier this month, Forbes estimated the New York Yankees had the highest value in

Major League Baseball at $2.3 billion. In September, it said the Dallas Cowboys were tops in the NFL at $2.1 billion. Among players, Forbes estimated Paris Saint-Germain’s David Beckham as the highest earner at $50.6 million, with $44 million from endorsements. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was second at $43.5 million ($21.6 million in endorsements) and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi third at $40.3 million ($20 million in endorsements).

Public Input Meeting Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs Project applicants for Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are presenting their proposals to the public. Feedback received at these meetings will assist in identifying the proposals that are important to the communities. The meetings are open to everyone and the schedule is as follows: April 24

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Sacramento’s future uncertain as Kings fans rally for team to stay Antonio Gonz alez Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Is this the end? The chatter around Sleep Train Pavilion centred on that question Wednesday night. With NBA owners debating whether to approve the franchise’s sale and relocation to Seattle, the ever-faithful fans of the Sacramento Kings pushed the uncertainty aside and did what they have done for parts of four decades during the regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers. They rallied. Maybe for the last time. Hope rang out in those trademark cowbells. Optimism showed through purple-painted faces and in the jerseys of players past and present worn throughout the crowd expected to sellout the 17,317seat arena. Stacey Petit-Williams, 32, held a handmade sign that read: “TAKE MY LIFE BUT

NOT MY KINGS.” Her husband, Kenneth Williams, 33, carried another that said: “BEST FANS IN THE NBA SINCE ‘85.” “The Kings are like our stepchild,” said Kenneth Williams, born and raised in Sacramento. “It’s like family. We’re here to cheer something we love.” Fans cheered at full throat during player introductions, often cheering “Sacramento!” while the game was played. Dozens more held up signs at any stoppage with phrases such as “NBA Please Don’t Take Our Team” and “This is NOT goodbye.” The scene was a stark contrast to the home finale two years ago, when the Maloof family that owns the Kings was making plans to move the franchise to Anaheim, Calif. Everybody from fans to arena workers - even the team’s broadcasters shed tears on the court long after the Kings lost

116-108 in overtime to the Los Angeles Lakers. With Sacramento once again standing on the ledge of its NBA future, this season’s finale felt more like a pep rally. “It’s still nervousness, but it’s a lot more confidence this time,” Petit-Williams said. “Our city, our mayor, our fans, we’ve been here before and won.” Former Kings guard Mitch Richmond sat in the first row behind the basket closest to the home team’s bench. Richmond looked up at his No. 2 jersey retired in the rafters just before the game, saying “I don’t even want to think about the possibility of that being taken down.” “It’s time to give this team back to the fans,” Richmond said. Brad Miller, who played for the Kings from 2003 to 2009, sat in the Maloofs’ courtside seats. He also came with his 6-year-old daughter, Aniston.

“Felt I had to be here,” Miller said. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, in full cheerleader-in-chief mode, sat down in a courtside seat. He fistbumped “Slamson,” the team’s lion mascot, as players took the court.

“It’s a tough situation for the players and for the fans who spend money to watch the games. It’s just a tough situation.” Jason Thompson Others couldn’t help but feel nostalgic. Gary Gerould has been Sacramento’s radio play-by-play announcer since the Kings moved from Kansas City in 1985. He hopes to continue for several more years, but only if the team stays because his family is in Northern California.

He sat down in the morning and did the math on games he has missed during his career. In his 28 seasons in Sacramento, the 72-year-old Gerould has called 2,198 games - including preseason and playoffs - by his count. Wednesday night might have been his last. “It’s a weird feeling,” Gerould said. “Two years ago, I was absolutely convinced this team was gone. There was not a doubt in my mind. Now there’s at least a ray of hope.” The Maloof family has had a signed agreement since January to a group that wants to buy the Kings, move them to Seattle and rebrand them the SuperSonics who left the Pacific Northwest for Oklahoma City in 2008. Led by Johnson, Sacramento has fought back over to make the sale and relocation of the Kings a real debate. Johnson streamlined

YOUR CITY WORKING FOR YOU! Thursday, April 18, 2013 PITCH IN CANADA WEEK APRIL 21 – 27, 2013 The City of Cranbrook’s annual Pitch-In campaign is under way for another year and runs from April 21st – 27th! All of the schools within the City of Cranbrook have been actively involved in cleaning up their school yards each year with loads of PitchIn bags being collected. Several local clubs, organizations, Chamber members, Downtown Business Association and other citizens have been supportive of this program. THE 20-MINUTE MAKEOVER: As part of Cranbrook’s Pitch-In Week Campaign, this activity is designed to increase participation by encouraging business owners and citizens to take 20-minutes and spruce up the area around their business or home. Twenty minutes can make a difference! A clean and litter-free community can attract tourism and promote economic activity, as well as encourage a sense of pride amongst citizens. Please help do your part by registering yourself, your business or organization with Leisure Services as a participant in this year’s Pitch-In campaign. Call 250489-0220 today and we will provide you with bags; as well you will be eligible for some great prizes!!


Cranbrook receives the most sunshine in British Columbia: could it become BC’s leading solar community? Globally, the solar revolution is moving rapidly, but prices are still high. Come and learn about new initiatives and developments that are happening around the world. Guy Dauncey is founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, and Communications Director of SolarBC, a BCSEA Project. He is author of The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming, and other titles. He lives in Victoria. For more information contact the City of Cranbrook at 250-489-0238.

TRASH 2 TREASURE - SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2013 8:00AM - 4:30PM. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Give your reusable, unwanted items a new home and keep them out of the landfill! It’s fun, it’s practical, and it’s FREE. Here’s how it works:  Place items at the curb before 9:00am.  E.g. books, household items, tools, furniture, etc. Place a Trash 2 Treasure sign on the items you are giving away.   Signs can be downloaded at or picked up at City Hall. Take part in ‘Trash 2 Treasure’ by walking around the neighbourhood, visiting with your neighbours and finding useful treasures.  At the end of the day, bring any uncollected gems back to your home or deliver to a charity of your choice. Respect other people’s property; don’t walk on people’s lawns and gardens. Don’t discard previously picked-up treasures on another person’s lawn or anywhere other than your own home.   Let’s celebrate Earth Day by using our landfill responsibly.

an arena financing plan through the Sacramento City Council and assembled his own group, which submitted a written offer to the league Tuesday night. The NBA’s joint committee assigned to give a recommendation between the two offers convened again Wednesday in New York. The annual meeting of the league’s Board of Governors, consisting of all 30 owners, is Thursday and Friday. NBA Commissioner David Stern said a decision is unlikely until at least May, leading to all the uncertainty in Sacramento’s season finale for everybody involved again. “For the most part, it’s a shame that every year I’ve been here you get the same type of questions and it’s the same situation at the end of the season - is this going to be our last game here?” said Kings forward Jason Thompson, who was among the players who came

back on the court to thank fans two years ago in what felt like goodbye. “It’s a tough situation for the players and for the fans who spend money to watch games. It’s just a tough situation.” The arena parking lot was packed with TV trucks. Radio stations also set up booths along with sponsored business. The Maloofs were nowhere in sight. When Kings coach Keith Smart came out of the locker room before the game and saw a half-dozen TV cameras and another dozen reporters, he joked, “What is this the NBA Finals?” Carmichael Dave parked his purple RV outside the arena. He drove to New York and back over the last three weeks on his “Playing To Win Tour,” stopping at NBA cities to rally for Sacramento’s cause. He encouraged his fellow fans to treat this game as the “season finale, not the finale.”



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FREE COMMUNITY SPONSORED FAMILY SWIM – SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2013 The Cranbrook Aquatic Centre is hosting another community sponsored family swim on Saturday April 20, 2013 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. It will be free for families to swim at this event, compliments of Pepsi. This is a new initiative by the City of Cranbrook Leisure Services department. Are you or your business interested in sponsoring a family swim? Please contact our Aquatics Coordinator at 250-489-0224.

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Submitted The Invasives blast out their thrilling style of guitar-technical ultra-punk live in action at the Byng Roadhouse The Ford Pier Vengeance Trio blast their prog-rock way onto the (21 Cranbrook St. N.), Thursday April 18, with guests the Ford Pier Vengeance Trio and Weekend Glory. stage at the Byng tonight, with The Invasives and Weekend Glory. Showtime 8 p.m.

Ford Pier and the Invasives intersect tonight in Cranbrook Ferdy Belland

Ford Pier is one of the most criminally unsung Canadian musical heroes in sonic operation today. Perhaps he remains in the popular shadows due to his stunning collaborations with other Canadian artists living brighter in the media spotlight: the alternative country of Neko Case, the hardcore punk of DOA, the party-roots of Junior Gone Wild, the earnest folk of Veda Hille, the boozy-bluesy of Carolyn Mark, the dark heady roots-rock of

the Sadies, the progressive art-rock of the Rheostatics’ Martin Tielli — you’ll find Ford Pier playing on most of their albums (and sometimes joining them onstage), either on guitar, keyboards, or anything else that comes handy to his multi-talented mitts. Not to mention the orchestral arrangements he does for Ron Sexsmith and Christine Fellows. And here he is, helming his so-called Vengeance Trio on their first explosive performance in Cranbrook, happen-

Neil Diamond tribute shows coming to Cranbrook Legion Submitted

His voice may not be what it used to be, but Neil Diamond can still sell out concerts and provoke screams from the audience. His charisma was — and still is — legendary. And the Cranbrook Royal Canadian Legion is staging a Neil Diamond Tribute Show on Thursday, May 2. Joey Purpura has lived and breathed Neil Diamond since 2004, travelled across the country and parts of the Caribbean with his tribute show Diamond in the Rough. “I’ve always been able to do voices, as long as I could remember,” said Purpura. “When I found out I could do a pretty good Neil Diamond, my friends encouraged me to go on stage.” In 2002, the Toronto-based impersonator began researching the singer’s life, studying every move, every song and the story behind the

music. He found a Las Vegas-based designer able to replicate Diamond’s glittery costumes of the mid-’70s. “I wanted to research his life because I not only sing his songs, I tell a story and highlight his life just to make it more interesting,” said Purpura. He searched for little known facts about the singer. For instance, Diamond grew up in the same area as Barbara Streisand. They went to the same school and sang in the same choir. Purpura also discovered Diamond was a pre-med student and was six months and 10 credits short of a premed degree when he abandoned his studies to pursue music. “He recorded and released a lot of albums and so he has a huge catalogue of music,” Purpura said about the singer’s international appeal.

ing Thursday, April 18 at the Byng Roadhouse. Pier will be joined onstage with bass wizard Eric Napier and madman drummer Bradford Lambert. The Ford Pier Vengeance Trio is currently

touring in support of their recent 2012 album “Huzzah!”, which, as always, has received much critical praise across Canada and beyond by the hip music media which Pier is continually championed by.

The Invasives have been carving out a musical pedestal for themselves since 2001 to stand proud (but not arrogantly) among their peers in Vancouver’s inter-breeding communities of punks, art-rock-

ers, hipsters, metalheads, and those who just want to hear something loud and good for a change. The Invasives — featuring Byron Slack (lead guitar, vocalist), Adam Slack (bass) and Hans

on drums — will light up the Cranbrook nightlife on Thursday, April 18, at the Byng Roadhouse. They are excitedly intersecting with the Ford Pier Vengeance Trio and local punkers Weekend Glory.


SPRING RESIDENTIAL CLEAN-UP • 2013 The City of Kimberley will be conducting a Spring Clean-Up Campaign beginning May 6, 2013 for Residential Customers only. See schedule below for your area. Call the Operations Desk at 250-427-9660 or e-mail if you have questions. What will NOT be picked up: X Trees and branches larger than 6” X Construction Refuse/Rocks or Dirt X Fridges, freezers or air conditioners X Oil or used oil filters X Vehicles X Tires X Special Wastes as defined by the Ministry of Environment




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Singer Rita MacNeil dies at age 68 Nick Patch Canadian Press

TORONTO — Rita MacNeil, a singer-songwriter from small-town Canada whose powerful voice explored genres from country, to folk, to gospel, died Tuesday night following complications from surgery. She was 68. Always seeming an unlikely star, MacNeil worked tirelessly over decades to gradually become a beloved fixture in Canadian culture, with her greatest success coming only after she was in her 40s. Her spotless, astonishingly full voice carried a light Celtic lilt that only sweetened her dulcet tones, but she was a versatile singer who could coax grittier notes from her voice as well.

She was painfully shy and admitted to battling self-confidence issues, largely stemming from her weight. Yet she was a renowned live performer who sold out gigs around the world. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of a dear sweet woman and a gifted singer-songwriter who represented women and her beloved Nova Scotia so eloquently in her songs,’’ singer Anne Murray said in a statement. Country music legend Tommy Hunter said his “one vivid memory’’ of MacNeil was when she was a guest on his show. “Coming from a coal mining area she had a soft spot in her heart for those miners. When she sang ‘Working Man’

there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Rita could convey that kind of warmth and sincerity through her songs to the people in the studio audience and to the viewers at home. It was evident that she touched them all from the many letters and comments we received after that show. I have lost a good friend.” Born in Big Pond, N.S., in 1944, MacNeil grew up with three brothers and four sisters. She fell in love with singing by the age of six, despite her shy disposition and a cleft palate that eventually required surgery. She relocated to Toronto at age 17 in 1962. Once there, she endured a succession of

School DiStrict 5 iS inviting all three year olDS to School! Ready, Set, Learn is an initiative that recognizes that families need positive connections with the school system and community agencies that provide relevant resources and information. All public elementary schools in Southeast Kootenay School District will be offering an opportunity for all three year olds to come to their neighbourhood school (children born in 2010 who have turned three by the date of the RSL event). This event is a partnership between the province, the district, and the early childhood teachers in Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Jaffray, and Elkford. Ready, Set, Learn will include opportunities such as a tour of the school, a visit to the kindergarten classroom, activities, refreshments, displays or presentations by school children. Parents and caregivers will receive helpful tips for supporting their preschooler’s learning and development. They will also be provided with information about local services available. Each child will receive a learning kit. Four year olds, those children that will be entering kindergarten in September 2013, will be invited to Kindergarten Orientation in their neighborhood school.

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Rita MacNeil low-paying jobs, including a retail gig at Eaton’s and a stint as a cleaning woman. Meanwhile, she turned heads with appearances at Toronto’s famed Riverboat folk club and performances at the Mariposa folk festival, but wasn’t earning enough to pay the rent. While struggling to make ends meet, she found comfort in the fledgling women’s

movement. She began attending meetings in Toronto in the early ‘70s that she found out — years later — were being monitored by the RCMP. “If you wanted to see a bunch of women sitting around talking about issues and going on demonstrations that are peaceful and non-violent, then so be it, but I don’t think there was a reason to do that,’’ MacNeil said in 2008.

“What’s radical about equal pay for equal work? And trying to empower women to reach the potential that they have?’’ MacNeil has said these meetings gave her strength and pushed forth her songwriting — in fact, after one get-together, she was inspired to write her first song. By 1975, she was ready to independently release her first album,

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“Born a Woman.’’ “All of those songs would have been sung at rallies, demonstrations or meetings that we attended,’’ MacNeil said. She had two children during that time as well — Laura and Wade — though she would eventually divorce their father. She returned to Big Pond, N.S., in 1976 and continued writing. In 1981, she issued “Part of the Mystery,’’ a record financed by family and friends. Big Pond Publishing and Productions Ltd., was operated on a minuscule budget and was forced to conduct sales on a consignment basis. Still, MacNeil was building a fan base through her consistently first-rate performances and slowly growing discography. She issued another album, “I’m Not What I Seem,’’ in 1983. Her breakthrough came with 1987’s “Flying on Your Own.’’ The album — with a cover featuring MacNeil under one of her trademark floppy hats — finally won her some radio play, largely on easy-listening stations in smaller Canadian cities. It was soon certified platinum. Also in 1987, MacNeil won her first Juno Award as Canada’s “most promising female vocalist’’ — at age 42 (she graciously accepted the award even though some thought it odd). She didn’t wait long to issue a followup, releasing “Reason to Believe’’ the following year. Some reviewers thought the record represented a compromise in MacNeil’s sound, with a move toward a more rock-oriented style. MacNeil disputed that and pointing out she always loved rock. Audiences seemed to embrace MacNeil’s new sound and the record quickly reached platinum status in Canada. She issued a popular Christmas album later that year and began recording hit records at a torrid pace, with a new release coming near-annually for the next decade.

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Terrorist attacks should spark manhunts, not soul searching: Harper Stephanie Le vitz Canadian Press

LONDON — Terrorist attacks like the one that killed three people at the Boston Marathon should prompt manhunts, not soul searching, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday in a thinly veiled jab at his new Liberal rival. “When you see this type of violent act, you do not sit around trying to rationalize it or make excuses for it or figure out its root causes,’’ Harper said before leaving London after attending Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. “You condemn it categorically, and to the extent you can deal with the perpetrators, you deal with them as harshly as possible.’’ Harper’s comments appeared to be a direct rebuttal to a CBC interview with Justin Trudeau, in which the Liberal leader said examining the causes of terrorist attacks are important amid the security response. “We have to look at the root causes,’’ Trudeau said. “Now, we don’t know now if it was terrorism or a single

crazy or a domestic issue or a foreign issue. “But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded. Completely at war with innocents. At war with a society. And our approach has to be, where do those tensions come from?’’ Three people died and more than 170 were injured in Monday’s blasts, which investigators believe were the result of makeshift bombs inside pressure cookers packed with nails, ball bearings and metal shards. Among the victims was 8-year-old Martin Richard of Boston, who was waiting at the finish line to see his father finish the race. “I expressed clearly yesterday and today the shock that I can only imagine that father feels whose son was killed for wanting to give him a hug,’’ Trudeau said Wednesday in response to Harper’s criticism. “I really hope that Mr. Harper rethinks the extent and the lengths he’s willing to go to personally attack people and to politicize tragedies like that.“

First Nation declares state of emergency over suicide crisis C anadian Press

OTTAWA — The remote northern Ontario community of Neskantaga is declaring a state of emergency because of a suicide crisis. The First Nation northeast of Thunder Bay has seen two of its members take their own lives over the past two weeks, throwing the fragile community of 300 into grief and fear for the stability of other families. Chief Peter Moonias says that just as the community was burying the first victim — a man in his 30s — they heard about the death of a 19-year-old man. The problems come just months after another young man killed

himself in December, a tragedy that prompted the community to close ranks and put young people on suicide watch to prevent copycat deaths. Community and regional leaders decided to declare the state of emergency on Wednesday in order to mobilize help from the Red Cross and the Ontario government’s emergency management office. The suicide rate in Neskantaga and surrounding First Nations is far higher than the national average, as communities struggle to deal with isolation, drug and alcohol addictions, poverty, poor housing and a loss of cultural identity.

Given Boston’s proximity to the border, Canadian officials have ramped up security in the wake of the attacks as American officials continue their hunt for clues and suspects in the explosions, which killed three and left 170 wounded. Harper said the U.S. did not ask Canada to take any specific mea-

sures related to the attack. “All governments, all leaders are following these kinds of violent activities anywhere in the world,’’ he said. “We’re obviously continuing to talk to our American colleagues ... we will be following this closely and do whatever we have to do to adapt.’’


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he little company that could has grown from one location in Calgary in 1992 to two additional facilities in the city as well as one each in Canmore, Cranbrook and Invermere. All the stores have a varied selection of flooring and Hunter Douglas window coverings. Fitz Flooring’s Cranbrook location celebrates its third anniversary this month with new local management. Betty and Denny Vorley bring many years of flooring installation and sales experience to the Cranbrook location. Denny worked as a flooring installer for 25 years and the couple owned flooring and furniture stores in Golden and on the Sunshine Coast. “We’ve had a lot of experience working with the public in flooring and blinds,” said Betty. The Vorley’s philosophy of superior customer service was a perfect fit with the Fitz Flooring customer values. “Their business ethics are one of the things that drew us to them,” says Betty. “They have very strong business ethics.” Betty says they are excited about managing the Cranbrook store and impressed with how progressive Fitz Flooring is in its thinking. “Being a small business you have to make sure your customers are happy,” says Betty. “And being in small town, you know who your customers are.” Denny says he learned early on that the customer comes first. “That’s how I always ran our business,” says Denny. “So we’re in the

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Stephen Harper has said that Justin Trudeau’s response to the Boston attack was unacceptable.




right groove with them. I don’t think I’ll have to change much. It’s a good fit.” Denny says a store that stands by its ethics and values, stands above the rest. “I know we will stand behind everything we do and everything we sell,” says Denny. The Vorleys have only been with Fitz Flooring for a few weeks but already feel like they are part of the Fitz family. “Everything is run like a family. All five stores are working together to the same end,” he says. And so far he’s been impressed with the quality of staff and installers employed at the Cranbrook location. “You can always tell when you have a crew of good guys - people who have worked in the trades,” says Denny. The Vorleys are looking forward to the challenge of bring the same quality of care and service to Cranbrook as they provided in their own stores and the other Fitz Flooring locations. “We want to take it to the next level,” says Denny. Gerry Whitton, Vice President of Fitz Flooring, agrees that it is service that sets Fitz Flooring apart from its competitors. “All of our people and are well-trained and wellversed in flooring,” says Gerry. Whitton operates on the same motto as Fitz Flooring founder and owner John Fitzsimmons’ employs: that if you wouldn’t sell it to your parents then you don’t sell it to a customer. Whitton says the Calgary-based flooring company has always stood for fair price, service and convenience. “I think people

Fitz Flooring has been flooring people in Alberta and B.C. for over 20 years. assume we’re a highpriced store, when in reality we are not. The value and the pricing is there,” he says. “We’re not a conglomerate. The company is owned by three people.” Fitz flooring has over 40 employees in its 6 locations that service western Canada and additionally employs over 25 professional installation crews. “Education is a big part of the company philosophy,” says Whitton. “We strive to ensure people get the same information no matter which store or person they are dealing with” The fact, the company empowers its management to make decisions at the store level helps managers make customer relation decisions on a case-by-case basis while expediting the process. “We have a great group of employees working with us and we trust them to do the right thing,” says Whitton. A testament to Fitz Flooring’s high customer service standards is the fact that the company received the Better Business Bureau’s Ethics Award in 2011 and readers choice gold award for best flooring company in 2012. “ We are obviously doing a lot of things right,” says Whitton. Whitton says Fitz Flooring’s affiliation with the National Flooring Alliance (the only flooring company in Western Canada that is a member) gives the company greater purchasing options, and with that comes greater values and better warranties for the customer. “Our affiliation with the NFA also allows us exclusivity on numerous product lines,” says Whitton. “This enables us to provide products


and special purchases that typical flooring stores cannot access.” Fitz Flooring is also a certified Stainmaster Flooring Centre, which means all Stainmaster ultralife flooring purchased at the stores have a 25-year extended warranty. Whitton says Fitz Flooring goes out of its way to be a good corporate citizen, especially in the smaller communities like Cranbrook, Canmore and Invermere. “We do invest in the communities we go into,” says Whitton. “We realize that it’s important to be part of it, with donations, sponsorships and involvement incl volunteering.” Fitz Flooring has been in the Invermere Valley for 11 years and has always tried to hire locally and support other local businesses. “We just want to fit in and try to do things right for the community, its people and the company,” says Whitton. Invermere store Manager, Andrew Kazakoff, also runs his Fitz Flooring store as if it were his own. “I know how I want to be treated and I understand that flooring can be a large investment. Customers should receive good value for their money in quality of service and product, whether it’s a large or smaller job,” said Kazakoff.

Kazakoff worked in commercial and residential flooring installations for 15 years and owned his own flooring store on the West Coast before joining the Fitz Flooring family, so he’s familiar with all aspects of the business – including customer service. Kazakoff joined Fitz Flooring in 2006 in sales and now manages the Invermere store. “It’s like a family business,” said Kazakoff, who has three brothers who help him in the business. He said Fitz Flooring long ago adopted the Rotary Club’s Code of Ethics and he follows them as well: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Companies will always come across issues, it’s how a company resolves it that sets it apart. “Without the customer we’re nothing. We would not exist,” says Kazakoff. Fitz Floorings sales people do not work on commission, so customers do not get the high-pressure sales pitch. “When a person comes in the door, I look to meet the customers needs” said Kazakoff. “We want them to walk into their house after the flooring has been installed and say ‘boy that floor looks great, glad we went there’.”

Gerry Whitton, Vice President welcomes Betty & Denny Vorley.

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Business Excellence Awards to be held April 20. Mt. Baker Wild Theatre presents:

on the Chamber’s web page for voting. It took Chamber staff over two hours to go through the votes ensuring that only one vote had been cast for each of the finalists. The Business Excellence Awards expands the scope of recognition of members of the business community for their achievements and their impact on the local business economy.

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Cranbrook AND Kimberley! Film | Chasing Ice April 19 at 7:30 pm, McKim Theatre, Kimberley, By Donation April 21 at 7:30 pm, Key City Theatre, Cranbrook, By Donation Wildsight presents: Chasing Ice, the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. National Geographic

photographer James Balog produces stunning cinematography of never before seen areas of the Arctic. Everyone needs to see this film! Watch the trailer at chasingice.

Intro to Composting Workshop April 20, Kimberley & Cranbrook, Free Wildsight’s compost expert Sonja Seher presents a one hour introduction to home composting. Learn how to compost food and yard waste in your backyard. Earth Machine composters available for a special

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Open House | Home Energy Renovation Demo April 20, 2-4pm 721 5th Ave, Kimberley April 21 2-4pm 321 12th Ave S, Cranbrook Come see the results of Wildsight’s energy efficiency renovation demonstrations and learn how you can save money and energy in your own home! homeenergyreno. Green Building Conference 2013 May 10-11 Kimberley

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Earth Day is a great teaching opportunity for parents Earth Day has been around for more than 40 years, and during that time, it has inspired millions of people to increase their awareness of, and their appreciation for, the environment. Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, people increasingly have adopted ecofriendly lifestyles and attitudes, and the continued embrace of environmentally friendly practices and principles has made the struggles of Earth Day pioneers, like former United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, more than worth it. Nowadays, children grow up learning about the environment in school and at home. For example, many households participate in their community’s recycling programs, and such households are raising eco-conscious children, perhaps without even recognizing they’re doing so. While a transition to a more eco-conscious lifestyle might not be seamless, it’s far easier than many might suspect and even easier for kids who have yet to develop a lifetime of habits that might not be so ecofriendly. With Earth Day on the horizon, the following are a few ways parents can

get their kids involved in activities or lifestyles that benefit the environment. Address Eating Habits Over the last several years, the opportunities to eat in an ecofriendly manner have increased dramatically. Organic foods have grown more and more popular, and parents can use this growing trend to teach their kids about the environment. When shopping for groceries, choose organic products that weren’t grown with pesticides or harmful chemicals and explain this difference to kids. Shopping locally provides another opportunity for parents to involve food when teaching kids about the environment. Explain to kids that shopping locally reduces reliance on fuel because products don’t need to be shipped, be it through the air or on the ground, to your community, minimizing fuel consumption. Teach ConservationTechniques Conservation provides another easy opportunity for parents to instill ecofriendly ideals in their children. Conservation is about reducing waste, so conservation techniques don’t involve sacrifice. Instead, they involve

being more responsible when it comes to using our resources. Parents know full well the constant reminders kids need when it comes to dental hygiene. But use these daily reminders about brushing and flossing as an opportunity to impart a lesson about the environment. Instead of keeping the faucet running while brushing your teeth, turn the faucet off and encourage kids to do the same. When they ask why, explain that this helps conserve water, and show them how it’s just as easy and effective to clean teeth without the water running as it is when the faucet is on. This teaches kids that conservation is simple and often just requires minimal effort to make a big difference. There are additional lessons about conservation that parents can impart. For instance, when grocery shopping, always make a list before leaving the house and explain to

kids that you do this so you don’t have to make two trips to the store and waste the gas that the second trip would require. In addition, encourage kids to turn the lights off when they leave a room to better conserve energy. Purchase Recycled Products Recycling is a practice that many of today’s kids grew up with, and as a result, many of them might take it for granted, failing to fully realize the positive impact they’re making whenever they recycle. If recycling is as natural to kids as breathing, then it’s no surprise they might not recognize its impact. One way parents can address this issue is to purchase products made from recycled materials. A host of products are made from recycled materials, from the paper you put in the printer to the toys under the tree onChristmas morning. Explain to kids why you’re

choosing these products, and let them know such products wouldn’t be possible without their own recycling efforts. Another way to help kids realize the value

of recycling is to make crafts from recycled products. For instance, make a papier mache globe to celebrate Earth Day by using old newspapers as your pri-

mary material. Such lessons show kids their efforts make an impact and increase the likelihood they’ll continue this ecofriendly lifestyle well into adulthood.

Green Building Conference 2013 May 10th & 11th, 2013 Workshops include: • High Performance Renovations • Net Zero Homes • Alternative Building Methods, Materials and More

Green Building Showcase & Keynote Address on Friday night Retrofit Revolution - an energy bill of zero Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre 290 North Star Blvd., (base of the ski hill) Kimberley, BC

City of Kimberley

Take advantage of the City of Cranbrook Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program starting May 1st! This initiative provides you with a $50 rebate to replace a high water volume toilet fixture. Visit City Hall or our website for details and application forms.

Help keep our community Green!

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Earth Day

It’s In Your Hands April 22, 2013 is Earth Day

Recycling 101 - The Basics Did you know you can use ANY yellow bin you see around the East Kootenay? With over 600 bins available, recycling has never been easier! Here are some quick tips to remember: • All plastics MUST be clean and have a number between 1 and 6. That number must be in the triangular recycling symbol. If there is no number, it should go in the garbage if it can’t be reused. • All plastic grocery/shopping bags can be recycled -- even if they don’t have a number on them. This is the only item that can be recycled if it doesn’t have a number. All other plastics must be numbered • Styrofoam CANNOT be recycled -- even if it’s marked with a #6. • Tin cans should be well rinsed with labels removed, if possible. • Cardboard should be flattened to save bin space. • Foil covered or waxy papers (like milk cartons or foil greeting cards) cannot be recycled. Milk cartons can be taken to the Cranbrook Bottle Depot for recycling.

Only Certain Glass Is Recyclable Glass goes in the yellow bins marked “Glass Only”. The only glass that is accepted for recycling is food-grade glass, which is anything that holds your food or beverages. This includes: • jam jars • salsa jars

• olive oil jars • beverage bottles Drinking glasses, dishes, picture frames, trinkets, ceramics, light bulbs, window glass, etc. should NEVER go in the glass recycling bin. They contaminate the load. Please remember to remove all lids. In the Cranbrook/Kimberley area, the glass recycling bins are located at the Cranbrook Transfer Station, Christ the Servant Church parking lot, Cranbrook Bottle Depot, College of the Rockies, Kimberley Transfer Station, New & Nearly New, and Lindsay Park Elementary School.

Learn More About Earth Day Earth Week is a great time to think about what each of us can do to make a positive difference. Reducing, reusing and recycling really add up. This year, they have two Earth Day challenges: Act for the Planet (for schools and students) and Take It Up for Earth Day (for everyone). The 2012 Earth Day challenges offer: •

Step-by-step guides that kids, teachers/ group leaders can use

• Tips and activities for individuals, groups and businesses to work together to keep commitments • Chances to win great prizes and rewards.

Electronics Recycling Expands The electronics recycling depot for this area is: Cranbrook Bottle Depot 1125 Industrial Rd #3 Phone: 250-417-0306 They accept a wide range of electronics, including: • Televisions • Earphones • Computers & peripherals • Microphones (keyboard, mouse) • Telephones • Monitors • Discman, walkman • Fax machines • Radios • DVD/VHS players • Cable, satellite and PVR boxes • Scanners • Vehicle audio and video systems • Stereos, MP3 players, Speakers This year the program also expanded to include over 120 new items, such as: • Blenders • Microwaves • Food Processors and mixers • Bread makers • Coffee grinders • Automatic toothbrushes • Electric razors

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Bathroom scales Clocks and timers Ironing Boards and Irons Portable fans Portable heaters

Keep Batteries out of the Landfill Both your alkaline and rechargeable batteries are recyclable! From AAA to odd size batteries (like the ones in your portable phone), batteries can be recycled in many communities around the region. The drop off locations for old batteries and cellphones include: • Cranbrook • Kootenay Communications Photo • The Source (in the Tamarack • Staples Centre)

Fluorescent Light Recycling Arrives There is a Provincial recycling program for residential compact fluorescent and tube light bulbs. The program accepts residential CFL and tube lights. For commercially generated fluorescents, please email pickup@ to apply for a collection container or call 1-888-811-6234 for more information. There are two depots in the Cranbrook/Kimberley area for residential fluorescents: Home Hardware - Cranbrook 1901 McPhee Rd. Cranbrook

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Pesticides, Herbicides, Gas & More The household hazardous waste depot for Cranbrook and Kimberley is: Cranbrook Bottle Depot 1125 Industrial Rd #3 Phone: 250-417-0306 They accept household paints, and certain flammable liquids, gasoline and domestic pesticides. The program is run by Product Care and we strongly recommend you visit prior to going to the Bottle Depot.

For more information, contact the RDEK at 250-489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335


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Volunteers Needed

The Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce is the sponsoring organization for the Visitor Centre and satellite centre in Cranbrook. We are responsible for the operation and overall management of our Visitor Info Centres. Visitor Info Centres do more than welcome travelers and provide information on the community and region. Info Centres are the frontline of British Columbia’s tourism business.

Visitor Centres deserve the best staff! We are looking for people who enjoy meeting people, have some knowledge of our City and are willing to commit some time to working in the tourism industry. All volunteers are required to complete the Tourism/ Visitor Information counsellor training, in accordance with the mandate of Tourism British Columbia. This training is designed to provide our counsellors with the skills and knowledge needed. Training is held at the Chamber of Commerce office and is free. If you are interested, please call our office at 250 4265914

Chamber to host Provincial Candidates Forum


hambers of Commerce have long been the primary vehicle for the important role of ensuring that the issues of concern to the business community are front and centre for every party and candidate seeking election at every level of government. The upcoming provincial election on May 14th is of particular importance given that Canada and the global economy are at a critical point in our economic recovery. Candidates meetings present a unique opportunity to present all individuals seeking office in the pro-

vincial legislature with the issues of importance to the business community. The Chamber will be hosting a Provincial Candidates Forum on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the Ballroom of the Heritage Inn. Lunch will start at 11:45 with the forum commencing at 12:00 noon.

The forum will relate to business and a series of pre-determined question will be asked. To confirm you attendance, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 416-5914. Cost is $20.00 for Chamber members and $25.00for non Chamber members.

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NEWS Student’s use of medical marijuana causing a stir at Calgary college C anadian Press

CALGARY — A post-secondary student in Calgary is raising some questions about whether she should be allowed to take her medication at school. Lisa Kirkman studies journalism at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and suffers from severe chronic pain and a blood disorder.

Kirkman manages her condition with the aid of medical marijuana, which she takes through a vaporizer. The vaporizer produces an odour and makes a slight noise — and has caught the attention of school officials. Kirkman says she’s been told that SAIT may ask her not to use the vaporizer within any of its buildings. SAIT says no decisions have

been made. “This is a unique situation and we are reviewing our options to ensure that SAIT meets all of its legal obligations to both groups,’’ the school said in a statement. Kirkman said the situation isn’t ideal for her either. “Obviously, if I could just pop some Ibuprofen, I would do that,’’ she said. “I would prefer to just be able to go to school

and not have anyone know that I have any health issues a and just carry on.’’ Kirkman suggests one solution could be a designated area where she could use her vaporizer without disrupting other students. Her medical permit also allows her to smoke marijuana in designated areas, but she says she would prefer to use the vaporizer.

Zoo to decide soon on relocation of elephants C anadian Press

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo’s female elephants could soon have a new home. Last year the zoo announced it was going to relocate the pachyderms because after 40 years, the zoo couldn’t give the animals the

space they required. A decision will be coming within six weeks after zoo officials finish visiting sites to determine the best placement for Kamala, Swarna and Maharani. The zoo says the elephants’ long-term welfare is better served by

being part of a large social group; something that can only be achieved at a facility with more year-round space. A decision on a new home for Spike, the male elephant, will be made in conjunction with the Miami Zoo,

Collision between vehicle and horses kills woman C anadian Press

DUCHESS, Alta. — A young woman is dead after the small car she was driving was severely damaged in a collision with two horses in southern Alberta. The crash happened Tuesday evening on Highway 550 near Duchess, about 200 ki-

lometres east of Calgary. RCMP say the 19-year-old victim, who was the lone occupant of the car, was heading east toward the small community when her vehicle slammed into the horses. They say the animals were in the middle of the road, and that

weather conditions were clear at the time while the road surface was dry. The woman, who was from Duchess, died at the scene but police have not released her name. There is no word on whether the horses survived the impact.

which still owns him. Animal-rights organizations have taken issue with the decision of the Valley Zoo in Edmonton to keep its lone female elephant, Lucy. They have pointed out elephants are by nature social animals and have said keeping Lucy alone at the Edmonton zoo in the winter months is like keeping humans in solitary confinement in Siberia.

The case has attracted the support of several celebrities, including retired game-show host Bob Barker and former hockey player Georges Laraque. Zoo and city officials have said moving Lucy would be too stressful and could even be life-threatening for the elephant. However, they have also said Lucy will be the last elephant to be housed at the Valley Zoo.

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VANCOUVER — B.C.’s latest lotto millionaire says he feels like he’s been hit over the head after winning a share of last Saturday’s record 6-49 jackpot. Chad Seguin won $15.8 million out of the total jackpot of $63 million, which was the largest single lottery prize in Canadian history. He says he checked his ticket at a gas station the morning the numbers came in and could barely call his wife to tell


her the good news. Sequin, a retail salesman with two children, says his family still needs time for the big win to sink in. He says he’ll pay off

his mortgage, and maybe buy a Porshe or a take a vacation. He’s one of four people, one in Alberta and three in B.C., who split the jackpot.

David Bellm Insurance is pleased to announce the merger with Kootenay Insurance Services! KIS is a Kootenay based Insurance Broker with offices in Invermere, Cranbrook, Crawford Bay, Nelson, Trail and NOW Kimberley. Still located in the SAME office at 305 Wallinger Avenue with the SAME friendly professional staff to assist in serving the insurance coverage customized to your needs. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-3 including Saturdays on long weekends.

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The Bra Lady

Is Coming to Size You Up Are you tired of feeling saggy, lumpy, pinched or strained? Well you’re not alone. As you’ve probably seen on Oprah or read in women’s magazines, over 80 per cent of all women wear the wrong size bra. Here’s where Barb Chapman, the Bra Lady, comes in. Chapman is coming to CRANBROOK, SATURDAY, APRIL 27 to outfit you with the best possible bra for your body. Chapman said she will be seeing clients on a one-on-one basis, explaining the benefits of good bras and measuring their bodies properly.“ Most women just want to find a good-fitting bra that’s not uncomfortable,” Chapman said. “What they don’t realize is that a good support bra is also important for blood circulation and enhanced lymph drainage. Chapman has over 200 bra sizes available for ordering, ranging from 30AA to 52KK. It’s likely that you’ll fit somewhere between those sizes. She offers these questions for women to ask themselves: • Do you have a drawer full of bras but none that fit comfortably? • Does your bust line “bounce” when you walk while wearing your “everyday” bra? • Do you overflow the cup of your bra? • Do your bra straps slip off or dig into your shoulders leaving red and painful marks? • Does your bra ride up in the back because you tightened the straps to give you added support? • Have you ever begun an exercise class only to drop out because your breasts ached from lack of support while jumping or running? If you answered yes to any of these you are in need of a new bra, and a custom one could be the way to go. YOU’VE TRIED ALL THE REST - NOW TRY THE BEST • NO UNDERWIRES • NO ELASTIC STRAPS • NO STRAPS FALLING OFF SHOULDERS • NO RIDING UP IN THE BACK You can sign up for Chapman’s bra clinic by calling 1-800-254-3938 by April 24. She doesn’t come into town very often so she advises booking as soon as possible.

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Saturday May 4th – starts 6:00 pm – Kimberley Civic Centre Bull Riding Tickets: Adults $20, Kids 5-12 $10, 4 & under Free!

Dance at 9pm with the Ken McCoy Band. Dance Tickets: Adults $15 • Combo Bull-A-Rama & Dance $32 Tickets at: Sprout Grocery, Kimberley & Hillbilly Hardwear, Cranbrook.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) You are fiery right now, especially when dealing with a personal issue. If you hit a “nay,” you’ll automatically turn up your creativity in order to get a “yea.” Others seem very into having control. You might need to step back and let them take the lead. Tonight: Put on your game face. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Understand what is happening behind the scenes with a relative or neighbor. This person might not be revealing as much as you would like. As a result, you will stay guarded until he or she decides to open up. You might need to verbalize your terms. Tonight: Hang in there. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You can be possessive. You actually might feel a strong need to try to keep up with the Joneses. By noon, you’ll let go of this attitude, communicate better and draw others toward you. Express your true values. Tonight: Return all calls before deciding who, what or where.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Get as much done as possible before noon. Afterward, you might have to deal with a money matter or a decision. You know what you want -- be willing to pay for it as well. You might change your mind once you see the cost. Tonight: Buy a treat on the way home. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Suddenly, the cards are stacked in your favor. Your personality and magnetism help you get what you desire, even if it is just an easy day or some extra free time. Know what you want! Others clearly are drawn to you. Tonight: Do not hesitate to ask for what you want. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You might encounter a fun-loving person in the morning and suddenly find yourself on an adventure. Detach some in the evening, as you might have some responsibilities to take care of. Not everyone thinks fun is a good reason to shirk responsibilities. Tonight: Vanish. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You rush into a project with an

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eye on the goal of completion. In the afternoon, you’ll discover even more reasons to cross items off your to-do list. Extend lunch as long as possible. You might want to relax and enjoy the company. Tonight: Where the action is. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Staying grounded could be nearly impossible this morning. What you accomplish in little to no time might surprise even you, if you stay centered. If you do not want to accept any more responsibilities, simply say so. Others will pitch in to help. Tonight: To the wee hours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Deal with a partner or an associate directly in the morning. You might not be thrilled by everything that is happening. Look past the immediate to the long term, and you will be able to go along with the program. Tonight: Reach out to a friend or loved one at a distance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Someone could become so controlling that you might want to completely overpower him

or her. Do you really think a showdown will work? Be subtle, yet claim your power. The way you visualize a partnership or a financial deal could become possible. Tonight: Togetherness. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Others might prove to be a hindrance. You can handle what is happening simply by ignoring them and not responding to their requests or demands. Continue as you have, and you will like how you land. Be more forthright in a discussion. Tonight: Sort through invitations. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) A loved one dominates your morning, at least in your thoughts. What you’ll discover is that you need to find another way around a problem. Apply your ingenuity, and answers will come forward soon enough. Tonight: Toss yourself into a favorite pastime. BORN TODAY TV host Conan O’Brien (1963), actress Hayley Mills (1946), Duchess of Ferrara Lucrezia Borgia (1480) ***

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Annie’s Mailbox by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: My husband’s parents are in their mid-70s. They are both in good health and financially stable. The problem is, my mother-in-law has a bit of hypochondria along with some anxiety. She has self-diagnosed herself with many “syndromes” (such as fibromyalgia, restless leg, irritable bowel), and she refuses to exercise. Her syndromes, which are exacerbated by her anxiety, keep her from getting out of the house, unless it involves an activity that she truly enjoys, like shopping. My in-laws don’t have a wide social circle, and Mom refuses to try to make new friends. You can’t have a conversation with her without the topic turning to her various maladies. I believe this is causing her some depression. Our town has many great programs for seniors, and I know both of my in-laws would benefit from them. I have repeatedly suggested to my mother-in-law that she get outside more, get some exercise, volunteer, take classes at the senior center, etc., but she refuses. Annie, I understand that Mom may have some physical ailments, but being home all day and inactive surely can’t be making her better. It’s so important to remain physically and mentally active, and it’s frustrating to see a wonderful couple, a wonderful woman, throw her “golden years” away. -- Frustrated Daughter-in-Law Dear Daughter-in-Law: Your heart is in the right place, but please don’t pressure your mother-in-law to take care of herself the way you would. While exercise would be great, it only works if she’s willing to do it. To some extent, she likes her various maladies and isn’t ready to get rid of them. The best you can do right now is suggest that she see her doctor to be properly tested, evaluated and treated. And if you find a program at the senior center that you think she would like, offer to pick her up and go with her. Dear Annie: I’m in love with a girl who said she loved me, too. We dated for a while last summer, and we’re still best friends. But “Lucy” has another boyfriend now, and he is a good guy. We all get along, but I’m extremely jealous that he has her. I’m pretty sure he knows how I feel. I’m still heartbroken about the breakup. I think about it all the time. I’m considering talking to Lucy to see whether there is any chance of us getting back together someday. Should I? -- Lover Boy Dear Lover Boy: Not unless you are absolutely certain that Lucy wants the same thing. Otherwise, you will only be hurt again. We assume the reasons for the original breakup still exist. Also, she has someone else in her life now, and it is not appropriate to make a play for his girl. If he is aware that you are still interested in Lucy, rest assured, she is, too. If she wanted to get back together, she would let you know. We recommend you spend a lot less time in her company so you can learn to get over her. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Rocky Mount, Va.,” about allowing dogs at funerals. When my sister was in hospice for four months, we told the staff how her dog, “Abby,” was searching the house and waiting at the door of her home every day. The wonderful staff suggested we bring Abby in. The dog would check on my sister first, then greet everyone else and finally lie down on the floor beside my sister’s bed. She did this every day we brought her. Toward the very end, Abby seemed to know that her wonderful master was dying. Now, she is a happy well-adjusted companion to another sister. If at all possible, I recommend people let pets be with their masters at the end. Instinct seems to ease their minds, and even though the animals grieve, they are no longer waiting for them at the door. -- Getting Better Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM

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Born in Gilbert Plains Manitoba, October 25 1957, Debbie passed away suddenly in Marysville, BC on April 14, 2013 at the age of 55. Her parents, John and Stella Choma, raised three girls on their farm. Debbie, the youngest, loved the farm and many times would tell stories about frost on the inside walls of the old farmhouse, frozen hair, no plumbing and the last of the weekly bath water. When all of us were riding buses to school she rode a horse to their one room schoolhouse. Debbie was born of Ukrainian heritage and would display her pride and love any chance she could. She loved her family and would cherish any social gatherings with her uncles, aunts and cousins. Debbie had another family, her friends, all whom she loved dearly. She involved herself in the community participating wherever she could. Her singing career began in Gilbert Plains at an early age when she performed with a band called â&#x20AC;&#x153; Five and a Half â&#x20AC;?, she being the half. She was an accomplished singer who loved performing with the Steppinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Out Dancers and all who participated in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lillith Affairâ&#x20AC;?.

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She could also be found on the Nordic Trails with her traditional classic skis, on the golf course, in hockey rinks and at recitals and concerts of all types. She enjoyed hiking, camping and living the moment within the beauty of our mountains. She never turned down a cold beer and loved sitting on the deck sipping wine with her family and friends as the sun went down behind the hills. Debbie was of positive spirit, the kindest most forgiving soul. Even as she battled cancer this past year, she displayed courage and optimism all of us could learn from. She worked at the J.F. Hazard and then at the Kimberley Medical Clinic for 32 years. She always considered the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Docsâ&#x20AC;? and staff her family, and treated all who walked through the doors with respect and dignity. She was the proudest mother and grandmother of her two boys, three step children, and one grandson. Debbie was predeceased by her parents, John and Stella Choma. She leaves to mourn her loving husband Adrian, her children Derek Carter Stoughton of McKinney, Texas, Scott Tyler Stoughton (Erica) of Austin, Texas, Shawn Blais (Trina) and grandson Dawson Blais, Carrie Blais (Shawn) of Kimberley, Jimmy Blais of Vancouver, sisters Shirley (Phil) of Winnipeg and Evelynne (Billy) of Gilbert Plains. She also leaves behind many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and all her many friends.

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Obituaries Yosh Nakahara 1933 - 2013 With grieving hearts, the family of Yosh Nakahara sadly announce his passing on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Yosh was born in Vancouver, BC on August 7, 1933. He came to Cranbrook as a boy. He left as a young man to serve overseas in the Canadian Peace Corps, and then returned to Cranbrook to start his family. Throughout his years he did many things that touched many lives. He may have served you a meal or a beverage at the Rainbow Dining and Dancing Club, or he may have helped to build your home or business as he was an excellent carpenter. Yosh was a Legion member and spent much of his time with good friends there, either on the dance floor or at the meat draws. He was also a valued and respected member of the Fraternal Order Of Eagles, where he held nearly every title the organization had. From member, to secretary, all the way up to Grand Worthy Provincial President, Yosh represented the Cranbrook Aerie throughout Canada and the USA with dignity and was greatly admired and loved. Through these organizations and throughout his life, Yosh made many wonderful friends who will all miss him dearly. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved partner, Karen Deveau, his children Rob Ismond (Dawn), Donna Nakahara (Herb Richter), Colin Nakahara and Noriko Nakahara (Jason White), his brothers Kutsumi and Koichi and sister Noriko and their families, as well as his sister-in-laws Barb and Penny and their families, his grandchildren Michelle, Christina, Corilynn and Tay. He will be sadly missed by Karenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family as well. Yosh was predeceased by his mother Tsune â&#x20AC;&#x153;Terryâ&#x20AC;? and his father Rinzo â&#x20AC;&#x153;Georgeâ&#x20AC;?, and his brothers Genshiro and Hiroki. There will be a Celebration Of Yoshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Fraternal Order Of Eagles Hall in Cranbrook. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:

Norman Lyle Eidsness â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ikeâ&#x20AC;? 1926-2013 Norman passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 86 1/2 years. He was born September 12, 1926 at Plentywood, Montana (it being the closest hospital to his home in Gladmar, Sask). He received the nickname of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ikeâ&#x20AC;? in high school during the Eisenhower years. He started line work with Manitoba Power Commission, then in Victoria with Hume & Rumble Construction. In 1964 he started with B.C. Hydro in Golden and in 1970 moved to Cranbrook. Ike was a 60-year member of IBEW, a long-time member of the Cranbrook Golf Club and the Canadian Legion, and a member of the Cranbrook Curling Club and the B.C. Hydro Power Pioneers. Before his health issues, he enjoyed golf, fly fishing, camping, playing blackjack, with many trips to Reno and Vegas, playing pool with his golf buddies, family gettogethers, playing his banjo-ukulele at sing-songs with friends. He was also passionate about his vegetable garden and was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;garden guruâ&#x20AC;? for his granddaughter Tamara when she took over. The family is extremely grateful to daughter-in-law, Colleen for her tireless and compassionate care for him during his last days. We also wish to thank Dr. Van Rietschoten for his dedication and care. Ike is survived by his wife Eileen of 59 1/2 years, son Mitch (Colleen) of Cranbrook, daughter Lauren Jinjoe (Dale) of Murrieta, California and son Glenn (Marnie) of Vancouver; his sister Shirley Brizan of Burnaby. He was proud of his five granddaughters, Janine, Tamara (Steve and Danny Mercandelli), Brooke (Ronny) Belkin, Shannon, Ashley; and newborn great grandson, Cohen Belkin. He was predeceased by his parents, Birger and Thenora Eidsness. A Celebration of Ikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Ikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honour may be made to the charity of their choice. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:

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Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the ESTATE of ARTHUR BRUCE RAMSEY formerly of 55 Cokato Road, Fernie, British Columbia,

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Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, Brenda Marshall, c/o P.O. Box 758, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J5, on or before May 17, 2013, after which date the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Ronald Cecil Stuckey, formerly of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, Marian Kitt, #34-2321 Ind. Rd #2, Cranbrook, BC V1C 6H3 on or before May 15, 2013, after which date the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Marian Kitt, Executor.

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analysis shows its genes have been remarkably slow to change, an international team of researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Nature. Maybe that’s because the sea caves where the coelacanth lives provide such a stable environment, said Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, senior author of the paper and a gene expert at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Modern coelacanths make up two endangered species that live off the east coast of Africa and off Indonesia. They grow to more than 5 feet (1.5 metres) long and have fleshy fins. The coelacanth’s DNA code, called its genome, is slightly smaller than a human’s. Using it as a starting point, the researchers found evidence of changes in genes and in gene-controlling “switches’’ that evidently aided the

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move onto land. They involve such things as sense of smell, the immune system and limb development. Further study of the genome may give more insights into the transition to living on land, they said. Their analysis concluded that a different creature, the lungfish, is the closest living fish relative of animals with limbs, like mammals, but they said the lungfish genome is too big to decode.

The water-to-land transition took tens of millions of years, with limbs developing in primarily aquatic animals as long as nearly 400 million years ago, by some accounts, and a true switchover to life on land by maybe 340 million years ago, said researcher Ted Daeschler. Daeschler, curator of vertebrate zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia,

who didn’t participate in the new work, said genome research provides a way to tackle some previously unanswerable questions in evolution. He emphasized that DNA is best used in combination with fossils. “This is a great detective tool,’’ he said. “You might collect DNA evidence at a crime scene, but you can’t ignore the dead body.... With paleontology, we have the dead bodies.’’

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Most Canadians have BPA in urine, lead traces in blood: report CANADIAN PRESS

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This 2008 image made available by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History shows an African coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae).

TORONTO — A Health Canada study suggests most Canadians have the chemical bisphenol A in their urine and all have traces of lead in their blood. The 2009-2011 report on environmental chemicals shows the plastics ingredient bisphenol A, or BPA, was detected in the urine of 95 per cent of Canadians aged three to 79. Children aged three to five and six to 11 had the highest average concentration of BPA, while adults 60 to 79 had the lowest average level. Current BPA levels do not differ from those found in similar testing in 2007 to 2009, and the health effects of such exposure are unknown.

While lead can be harmful at any age, but especially to children, the study shows almost all Canadians had levels below that where treatment is recommended. And blood-lead levels have been dropping — the current average lead level for six- to 79-year-olds is about 11 per cent lower than the 2007-2009 average and four times lower than that measured in 19781979. “This latest collection of national biomonitoring data will build on the (previous) information collected ... for future monitoring and research,’’ said Dr. Robert Cushman, Health Canada’s special medical adviser. “It will improve our understanding of human chemi-

cal exposure and help with the development of policies to protect the health of Canadians.’’ Bisphenol A, a chemical used to make some plastics and epoxy resins, is found in food and beverage containers and in the protective linings of food and beverage cans. BPA is rapidly broken down in the body and excreted in urine, so levels in urine are thought to indicate recent exposure. Animal studies have suggested the chemical may affect brain development, leading Canada and some other countries to ban its use in baby bottles. But Health Canada has said that exposure to BPA through food packaging is not expected to pose a health risk.

Erica Phipps of the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment welcomed this latest biomonitoring research on the population’s exposure to potentially toxic environmental substances. “The dataset on three- to five-year-olds gives us a clearer picture of chemical exposures for the most vulnerable among us — our children — and provides an important benchmark against which to measure progress.’’ The 2009-2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey collected data from a representative sample of 6,400 Canadians. The survey is the first to include measurements for children aged three to five.

Northern MLA plans to seek treatment CANADIAN PRESS

YELLOWKNIFE — A member of the legislature from the Northwest Territories has apologized for his poor behaviour and for missing meetings. Kevin Menicoche said in a statement Wednesday that he plans to address his personal problems and seek professional treatment, but does not specify for what. The CBC has reported Men-

icoche and another MLA missed meetings in Inuvik last week because of excessive drinking. “I feel I may have embarrassed my constituents and deeply regret that,’’ Menicoche, 51, said in his statement. “I apologize to my constituents for my recent lack of judgement ... I take full responsibility for my behaviour.’’ He has also asked the legis-

lative assembly to bill him for any extra costs related to the missed meetings. Tim Mercer, clerk of the legislative assembly, said the government is going to do just that. “We’re not going to charge him for the flights because he did attend certain meetings, but we will charge him for the extra hotel room and the per diem costs.’’ Mercer said Menicoche at-

tended meetings in Inuvik last Tuesday through Thursday. But he and another MLA did not attend meetings the following two days with the standing committee on priorities and planning. In his statement, Menicoche said he doesn’t plan on leaving his job. He was first elected as the representative for the Nahendeh region 10 years ago.

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A driving holiday in New Zealand is well worth the flight Joyce Termuende of Uniglobe Travel takes us to the Southern Hemisphere’s green isle


ew Zealand is an incredibly diverse and comfortable place to visit. By comfortable, I mean it is very similar to British Columbia in many ways: seasons, language, mountains and glaciers, coastline and friendly people. But it’s the differences that make it so interesting to visit. Situated in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, 1500 kilometres east of Australia, it is comprised of two main islands, North and South Island. Polynesians settled here in the 13th century and developed a distinct culture known as Maori. It wasn’t until the 1600s that Europeans landed and in 1840 it became a colony of the British Empire. Because of its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive assortment of animal and plant life., many species unique to New Zealand. The climate is mild and maritime, and the land is mostly forested. The topography ranges from warm sandy beaches in the north, to sharp, glacier clad mountain peaks in the south, rising over 12,000 feet, to a large number of excellent vineyards scattered throughout the middle regions. Getting there is a rather lengthy flight, but departing from Calgary or Vancouver with a stop in Los Angeles is fairly direct, and the flights often leave around midnight, so you can sleep what would be all night for us while flying, and with the time change you arrive in New Zealand in the morning, ready to begin your travels. Renting a vehicle and driving yourself is simple, as once you get out of the major metropolitan centres (such as Auckland in the north or Christchurch in the south) the countryside is wide open with many small towns, the only issue being driving on the left hand side! And because of its small size (1400 kilometres long and 400 kilometres wide) it is possible to see most of the country in a

relatively short time. Another good way to explore is camping or renting a small motorhome. The campgrounds are nearly always located on the ocean, even in the cities, and have cooking cabins, sleeping cabins, tennis courts and are located within walking distance of many services. Outside of the cities, campgrounds on beaches abound. This is an economical and easy way to see the country. Or if you prefer an organized tour, there are many tour companies who have fully or partially escorted tours to make your travel carefree. Whether you are kay-

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U.S. nerves frayed amid Boston bombing, ricin letters sent to White House Lee-Anne Goodman Canadian Press

WASHINGTON — America’s frayed nerves found little by way of relief on Wednesday as news emerged of a poison-laced letter addressed to U.S. President Barack Obama amid conflicting reports that investigators were closing in on a Boston bombing suspect. The FBI said there was nothing to suggest any link between the letter, which tested positive in preliminary tests for the deadly poison ricin, and the bloody bombings that killed three people and injured nearly 180 others Monday at the Boston Marathon. With Americans anxious

store located between the sites of the two explosions that rocked Boston two days ago. But the FBI, and the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston, said no arrests had yet been made. “Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate,’’ the FBI said in a statement. The Boston bombings, about 10 seconds and 90 metres apart, showered bystanders with nails, ball bearings and other shards of metal that had been packed into at least one kitchen pressure cooker and deto-

for a break in the bombing investigation, information was being leaked to various media outlets at a furious pace in an investigation involving hundreds of law enforcement officials from an array of federal, state and local agencies. At one point mid-afternoon, The Associated Press cited anonymous law enforcement officials as saying investigators had a suspect in their sights and an arrest was imminent. Other officials immediately shot down that report. A handful of news outlets said investigators had identified a suspect from a surveillance video provided to them by a Lord and Taylor

nated at the finish line. A federal courthouse in Boston was evacuated Wednesday afternoon amid conflicting reports that a suspect was in custody inside. The U.S. Marshals Service said the building was cleared out due to a bomb threat, and a security sweep was under way. In a jittery U.S. capital, meantime, authorities revealed that Obama is the second politician to be sent ricin in a letter postmarked from Memphis. A Republican senator from Mississippi was also sent a letter, which was intercepted at an off-site Capitol Hill mail facility. Preliminary tests on both

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Brandi Brooks, 17 (left) and her sister Cheyanne, 3, look at a memorial to bombing victim, 8-year-old Martin Richard. letters found traces of ricin but further tests were being conducted. Reports of suspicious

packages and envelopes were also made in two Senate office buildings late Wednesday morning.

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